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to that. thank you very much. now to jordan where the biggest political demonstration in years has taken place. thousands of people answer the call of the muslim brotherhood and took to the streets demanding political reform, but they stopped short of calling for the monarchy to give up its role in jordanian politics. >> this is the famous old mosque. it has become a focal point for those protesters calling for widespread democratic changes in their country. so far, the protests have been peaceful and vocal. people appealing directly to the king to delay of not reform what they see as a corrupt parliamentary system. they want new elections. they want a more representative system. thus far, jordan has avoided the kind of political turmoil and violence you have seen in other countries, libya, egypt, tunisia, neighboring syria, and many are worried that the violence we have seen in the north in syria might be repeated here in jordan. there has been no sign of that so far, and certainly, there are no calls for the monarchy to step down. >> we want a government who will talk to the people. pa
the conflict goes on, the greater the danger to international peace and security. >> in jordan, like turkey, more and more assyrian refugees are arriving, reinforcing a sinking pealing in the region that the crisis is spreading. diplomacy has not stopped the war and now is struggling even to content. >> no one wants an escalation lease area, but might it happen anyway? turning to the presidential debate, it was seen for a make or break moment format romney as he struggled to connect with voters on the campaign trail at unpunished in recent opinion polls. barack obama, polls suggested romney had come out on top. many commentators said he dominated the debate while obama lacked energy. we have this report. >> in a country is fraught with a bitter political divisions, and there is a rare moment of agreement. >> from mitt romney outshines president obama in the first date. >> the consensus of the american media -- mitt was the hit. president didn't seem to want to let go. he started with a standard campaign like -- is but it would cut taxes for the wealthy and hurt the middle-class. >> that kin
of refugees fleeing to jordan, lebanon, turkey, iraq. she hottest elements are coming in across the border -- jihadist elements are coming in across the border. >> do you think the only solution is for assad to go? >> there is no doubt that you cannot kill that many people and stay in power, but that is not a solution. that is may be part of the solution. what happens when he goes? we need to make sure that the security forces -- that they do not get into a chaotic collapse. >> do you think, with hindsight, when you took up the role for syria, you should have been less even-handed from the beginning and should have said right from the get go, "bashar al assad, you have to leave"? >>no, that is not a negotiator. i was brought in to try to bring the parties to the table. even the big powers have not been able to do that. for the mediator to walk in and think you can do that, you would be crazy. >> kofi annan, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> it was called africa the mostand was one of bizarre and successful music events of the summer. o e -- over 80 african and western musicians traveli
. >> reporter: jordan zimmerman founded what has become the 14th largest ad agency in the country. he says retailers have plenty of time to launch holiday campaigns, which traditionally reach full speed around black friday. and by then, those election ads will be a memory. >> anyone that's trying to advertise in any of the swing states is going to have a very difficult time two weeks before the election, a week before the election. very, very difficult. what i'd say to you is don't try to fight the election for the last two weeks. >> reporter: but advertisers might actually be a little sorry to see this campaign season end. they point to studies that find regular commercials do better in an election because consumers get tired of all the attack ads. darren gersh, "n.b.r.," washington. >> susie: once those ad campaigns kick into high gear consumers may be ready to spend. as we mentioned earlier in the program, the latest data shows consumer sentiment in october is at its highest level in five years. one new product likely to be at the top of everyone's shopping list is the latest gadget fro
wars film in 2015. my kids will be very happy. back to the devastation jordan -- caused by sandy. laura trevelyan has been covering this for the last 36 hours nonstop. and what does it look like for you where you are? >> as you can see behind me, this city is starting to come back to life. power is beginning to be restored to some parts of the city. the subway is still shut. so are the tunnels that are flooded. it is not clear when it will come back to normal. wall street will start trading tomorrow, but schools are still closed. they are still assessing the damage to the tunnels. the process will take some time but there is less of a surreal feeling. this morning, there was hardly anyone here. anyone who was here was indoors. now the city is moving once again. >> are there bit of the city that still have water in the streets? have all the waters now restricted -- reseeded? >> most of it has receded. i was at the lower east side laporte -- and this morning and the flooding was exceptionally bad. there are basements flooded. much of that water has receded. but many people are leaving the
that for turkey and perhaps for jordan and saudi arabia and because of economic consequences for europe, so i am afraid that the word i tend to emphasize in this context the prudence, rather than engagement. >> rose:. >> but i think i heard both candidates say they would not put -- it was ditches in terms of what kind of arms they might supply on the one hand communication equipment an on the other hand from -- light to heavy -- >> you can't start supplying weapons with someone without becoming tied to the consequences of that, that kind of detach. from the supply of arms and eventual engagement in the process, especially if the supply of arms creates temptation to spread that war. >> rose: what do you do about arms? >> i think you do have to know who those arms are going to, because it could come back and haunt you, obviously. >> rose: but can you control that? >> well, whether we do it or somebody else does it, you know, it is happening, so. >> rose: the arms are going in, you mean? >> but, you know, i just came back from the region also, mostly in turkey and northern -- the northern part of
there are upheavals in places like jordan, bahrain or even saudi arabia. so i'm not sure we have the luxury of consistency. i think what both of them were saying was that the middle east is extraordinarily complex. governor romney said two interesting things i thought. one is that what the united states did in iraq and afghanistan cannot be a template for the future. thed idea we're going to continue to send hundreds of thousands of americans to remake other societies, that's clearly a nonstarter. and then he said -- i think his phrase was -- we can't kill ourselves out of this mess. there has to be something else dealing with extremism and the muslim and arab world other than simply traditional counterterrorism and drone attacks. there has to be something larger to try to encourage the evolution of these societies so essentially young men don't make the career choice of becoming terrorists. i think that's a big idea. it's easier to articulate than implement it but i think again to me it's a welcome add toyings to the debate. >> woodruff: what about those two points, nick burns and what did
, that this was a big catch. jordan, palau, palau again. >> reporter: trafficking is a not bail-able offense that carries a life sentence. whether it is a deterrent, though is an open question, in a justice system experts say is plagued by corruption. jeronimo is a prosecutors. he prosecutes the prosecutor, who judges the judge. who polices the corrupt media when everybody is in kahoots. it is a major challenge. >> reporter: president acquino has arrested some high-level officials, and he has instructed some officials like see to upgrade the laws to be more effective against organized crime. >> since we returned from the philippines, they, themselves have come under suspension. a major donor filed a complaint, alleging i improprieties. as the case proceeds to court, she has vowed to continue the work of her agency, which serves thousands of trafficking victims. >> reporter: ironically, some of them, like jenny, just back from syria, see no other option than to take their chances. >> i just want to start a new life. i will not give up. i still want to go abroad because i really want to help m
intelligence chief. the fighting in syria also has rippled across the border with jordan. overnight, a jordanian soldier was killed in clashes with militants trying to enter syria illegally. it was unclear if the gunmen were jordanians or foreign fighters bent on battling the assad regime in syria. a gunman who opened fire in suburban milwaukee on sunday had a history of abuse. that's according to court papers obtained today by the associated press. radcliffe haughton targeted this spa where his estranged wife worked. he killed her and two other women and wounded four more before shooting himself. the court documents showed haughton had threatened to kill his wife. last thursday, a judge granted her a restraining order. the outbreak of fungal meningitis in the u.s. is nearing 300 cases. the centers for disease control and prevention reported today it has confirmed 297 people were made ill from tainted pain- killing injections. they're spread across 16 states. 23 people have died in the outbreak. wall street struggled today just to stay even, after a batch of disappointing reports on
to spill into turkey, jordan and lebanon while islamic extremists threaten to overshadow the secular syrian groups backed by the west. we pick up on some of these questions with two men who have helped us analyze foreign policy challenges in the past. zbigniew brzezinski was national security advisor to president jimmy carter and now is at the center for strategic and international studies. walter russell mead is professor of foreign affairs and the humanities at bard college. i want to start with the latest on libya with hillary clinton taking the blame for security at the benghazi consulate. where does that leave the matter of the responsibility of the white house, pote for the specific incident and the larger libya policy? >> well, i think secretary clinton was absolutely right that specific security requests don't go up from the state department to the president. so it would be a mistake to say that president obama is responsible for the failure to provide more protection in benghazi. secretary clinton did the right thing by taking responsibility herself. now, on the other hand, you hav
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